Barry Summers, PhD is currently a Petrophysical Consultant with experience in exploration and development of shale oil/gas, carbonates, tight sands, and LRLC sands.

He spent seven years as an exploration geologist and petrophyscist for Shell E&P where his assignments included Global Oil Shale exploration, Groundwater protection and petrophysics on the Grosmont bitumen project, Lead petrophysicist for the Haynesville/Bossier shale gas project, and he was a member of the Technology Expertise Deployment Team for unconventional projects.
At Samson Energy in Tulsa, OK, he was the sole petrophysicist supporting exploration and development across the Houston, Tulsa and Golden Offices where he worked on a variety of projects including Gulf Coast sands (Vicksburg), Wolfcamp Shale, and Codell Sandstone and Niobrara Shale.

Prior to employment in the oil and gas experience, Barry spent years as a field geologist, hydrogeologist, geophysicist and petrophysicist in engineering and environmental projects. Projects have included petrophysical evaluation of data related to the Thornton Quarry project south of Chicago which when completed will be the largest water retention project in the world.

He has also provided descriptions of over 10 miles of cores related to environmental and engineering projects. Single and multiple well groundwater flow testing for groundwater protection and remediation. Participation in energy response to chemical and hydrocarbon releases in Ohio, Kentucky and Texas.

Education background:
PhD. Northern Illinois University, Geology
M.S. Bowling Green State University, Geology
B.A. Earth Science and Geography, Eastern Michigan University

SPWLA involvement:
SPWLA Unconventional Special Interest Group
President from August 2011 to September 2013
Served as President of SPWLA UR SIG. Responsible for organizing SIG conferences in 2012 & 2013

SPWLA Black Shale Conference
Committee Member from January 2011 to July 2011